What new technological developments will change our lives in the months and years ahead? This New Year’s Eve, we talk with noted futurist and technology forecaster Paul Saffo. Saffo is consulting associate professor of engineering at Stanford University and a distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford Media X research network.
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See some signs of hope in dark economic times as panelists explore some of the mind-boggling innovations that are changing our lives and can shape the future of the country. Even in the midst of economic free fall, there are signs of hope.
As of January 2009, the United States has built a flying car, found ways to turn algae into fuel, synthetically reproduced organs, had face-to-face conversations with people on the other side of the planet, and built robots to do our house cleaning for us.
Tune in to find out how some of the smartest people in California are trying to innovate us out of disaster.
Moira speaks woth John Hagel about the long term trends in technology and the economy. Hagel is Co-chair of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge and the lead author of the Shift Index Report 2009: Measuring the Forces of Long-Term Change.
Science Weekly podcast: Julian Baggini on ‘the self’; plus, how love can save the environment | Science | guardian.co.uk
We attempt to explain ‘the self’ with Julian Baggini; Tim Flannery tells us how love can save the environment; and Brian Cox answers the ‘Hannaford question’